September 23, 1999 - by
Seminoles Look For First ACC Win Of Season At Clemson

Sept. 23, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team heads to South Carolina this week to take on the Clemson Tigers. The two teams will meet on Friday, September 24 at 7pm.

Florida State is coming off two losses last weekend after facing the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels and Wake Forest Demon Decons. The Seminoles lost to the Tar Heels on Friday 9-0 with Jamie Gurtov leading the pack with 14 saves, an ACC high for the season. FSU rebounded on Sunday, fighting back from a 2-0 deficit with Amanda Green’s goal in the 55th minute. The Seminoles kept the Demon Deacons scoreless in the second half but fell 2-1.

The Tigers are coming off a two-loss weekend as well after a 2-1 upset by the Demon Deacons on Friday and a 4-0 loss to the Tar Heels on Sunday.

FSU vs. Clemson
The Clemson Tigers lead the series 3-1. The only win for the Seminoles came on October 10, 1996, with a 1-0 decision over the then #10 ranked Tigers.

A Look at the Tigers

Location: Clemson, S.C.
Home facility: Riggs Field (6,500)
Co-Head Coach: Tracy and Ray Leone
1998 Record: 16-7
1999 Record: 5-3*
* record as of 9/20/99

Top returnees:
Jenny Crawford (F) 7 goals, 14 assists
Alison Burpee (M) 8 goals, 3 assists
Beth Keller (F) 14 goals, 5 assists
Katie Carson (G) 54 saves, 1.26 gaa


Game Notes Versus Clemson

  • The Seminoles are 1-3 against the Tigers
  • FSU won their lone game on October 10, 1996 in a 1- 0 decision
  • The 1-0 win was FSU’s first win in the league AND over a ranked opponent (Clemson was ranked #10 at the time)

    The Tigers have outscored FSU 10-2

    Clemson is coming off a two-loss weekend as well. The Tigers also took losses from Wake Forest (2-1) and North Carolina (4-0)

    Goalkeeper Katie Carson has notched 3 shutouts this season and is 4th in the league in goals against average

    Nole Notes

    What a Start
    After losing the first two games of the season, the women won four in a row, the best start since the 1996 season.

    Still in the Ranks
    Despite two losses this weekend, the Seminoles are still ranked 10th in the southeast in the NSCAA region polls. Last week was the first time FSU was ranked since October 28, 1996.

    FSU in the ACC
    Three Seminoles remain in the ACC statistics after the fourth week of competition. Senior Jamie Gurtov holds the individual game high for saves with her 14 against the Tar Heels last weekend and is tied for first in solo shutouts. Sophomore Maren Vik Edvardsen holds a spot in the ranks, tied with three other players in total points and is third in goals scored. Junior April Murphy also holds a place in ranks with an individual game-high two assists against Mercer.

    Newest Additions Step It Up
    The 13 new Seminoles make up half of the assists, a third of the points and one of the game winning assists for the team. Five newcomers have started games, including Courtney Asbra who has started all eight, and nine have seen action.

    The Starting Lineup
    Coach Baker has mixed it up a bit with the staring lineups but there are a few faces that are always on the field. Senior Angela Bonaffino, juniors Sarah Deacon, Dee Foard and Rachael Watkin and sophomores Maren and Marte Vik Edvardsen have all started in every match this season.

    The Seminole Soccer Complex
    The 1999 season marks the first season for the Seminoles in the new facility. The Seminole Soccer Complex, which is located on Stadium Drive, houses a new state-of-the-art facility including a press box, concession building and a team building which includes team and visiting lockerrooms, a spacious work room, training and equipment rooms and coaches offices which overlook the field. The complex also houses the Lady Seminole Softball team.

    FSU in the Stats


    Scoring: 6th- Maren Vik Edvardsen (10)
    Goals Scored: 3rd- Maren Vik Edvardsen (5)
    Save Percentage: 5th- Jamie Gurtov (.755)
    Solo Shutouts: 1st- Jamie Gurtov (3)

    Individual Single Game Highs

    Goalie Saves: Jamie Gurtov- 14 vs. North Carolina
    Assists: April Murphy- 2 vs. Mercer

    1999 Season Notes

  • The 1999 season marks the first full season in the Seminole Soccer Complex. The state-of-the-art complex includes a press box, team and visiting lockerrooms, and equipment and training rooms.

  • The Seminoles return 13 veterans from the 1998 squad, including leading scorer Maren Vik Edvardsen and top defensive player Rachael Watkin. This will also be the first season for head coach Patrick Baker, assistant coaches Lauren Cyran and Darren Ambrose and graduate assistant Natalie Rich.

  • The Florida State squad welcomes 13 newcomers to the team this season, including freshman forward Cindy Schofield, who set the Florida high school record for most goals in a career with 238 and was second in the nation in the category. Also joining the Seminoles are Gina Iacovella, a senior midfielder who transferred from the University of South Carolina, and junior goalkeeper Sarah Crawford who transferred from Georgia State University.

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